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goes there, really joins brown's band to rescue his wife and children. and the tragic part of it is he's the first of brown's band who is -- he's gunned down in the street in harper's ferry. his body is desecrated by angry whites. 50 miles short of his goal of rescuing harriet. and the virginians collected these letters that he had from harriet that appear to have been on his person and published them. that's how we have them. the governor of virginia published all the documents, and they didn't see any indictment of slavery in these letters. they just published them. you just read these letters that are just heart-breaking saying, you know, come save me, dangerfield, because like many virginia slaves of that era, she was scared that she was going to be sold to a gang labor plantation in the deep south, and that's exactly what happened. six months later, she's sold to a plantation in louisiana. so you read these letters, and they're just heart-breaking. but we have them, thanks to the state of virginia. >> you speak about the biracial nature of his band and also his support. he had inf
tribute to chuck brown. the d.c. music legend died yesterday. he was 75 years ode. chuck brown was born in north carolina but he made his name on the d.c. music scene in the '70s. literally made his name over because he went to jail as one thing and said never going back to jail. i'm going to be chuck brown and never went back to jail as that name. in 2009 part of 7th street near t street northwest was renamed chuck brown way. he played live concerts up until last year. he was even honored by the national symphony orchestra last september. >> when anybody you meet talks about chuck brown they instantly smile. you'll notice that. a crowd gathered outside the howard theater last night for an impromptu vigil last night to honor chuck brown and it wasn't a sad event. it was a celebration of his music and a lot of people were dancing. chuck brown called his music go- go because it just kept going. he created the continuous beat to stock the dance floors at the clubs from clearing out. >> delia goncalves is live at the studios in maryland with more on the legacy. good morning. >> reporter: g
:18. back to you. >> thank you, monika. >>> 6:10 now. today begins the public goodbye to chuck brown. the godfather of go-go music died nearly to weeks ago at the age of 57. >> in just a -- age of 75. >> in just a few hours, a public viewing begins. delia goncalves is there live with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. we have our first fan who has come here to line up for what is expected to be a really historic day. michael barry, you' originally from d.c., a native, love go-go i'm assuming. you drew this picture of chuck brown. >> yes, i did. thank you. >> reporter: tell me why you came out today and what does this mean for you? >> i remember standing in line to go to some of chuck brown's go-goes, many of the venues around town when i was younger. not even so much younger. but he's a historic part of the city. i really wanted to be here this morning to pay tribute to him. >> reporter: i was remarking before it seems like everybody has a picture with chuck brown. and that shows you just how much he loved his fans. he took time out to take a picture with everyone. tell me about w
investigation. vestigation. >>> chuck brown's family is holing a public viewing at the howard theater today. >> throughout the day, thousands of fans are expected to come out in honor of the godfather of go-go. melanie alnwick is live at howard theater with details on the tribute this morning. >> reporter: good morning. based on the number of media who are already here this morning, it looks like it will be a pretty well attended event. you said thousands of people are expected. we've heard some estimates as many as 20,000 or 30,000 people. it will be quite the scene here this afternoon. the family has made plans for a very quiet, respectful event. the 75-year-old godfather of go- go died may 17th from complications from pneumonia after a lengthy hospital stay. since then, fans have come to this area not far from where brown grew up to leave tokens of respect and appreciation. brown was scheduled to play a sold-out show at the newly renovated howard on april 1st. he fell ill just days before that. today, the formal farewell begins first with this public viewing. fans will able to quietly wa
campaign donations to pay off former candidate, sulaimon brown. the deal called for brown to take money in exchange for verbal attacks on mayor adrian fenty. he did not know about plans to pay brown. matt acklin has more. >> does the mayor know about any of this? >> reporter: no comment from tho thomas gore. earlier, he admitted to a federal judge that he would take out money orders, give them to another unnamed campaign worker, who would then give them to sulaimon brown. a total of $660 worth. and when sulaimon brown went to the media, gore says he shredded a notebook with payment records. >> i think mr. gore said in court today that there was an agreement between he and, i think it was person a. and person a did his part. mr. gore did his part. >> gore's attorney tells us his client is working with federal authorities as they continue their probe into gray's campaign. >> whatever they asked. >> cook believes federal authorities are not done yet. >> i believe that the government will charge additional fee. >> one of those people might be who prosecutors refer to as person a. go
. ♪ >>> a final tribute. chuck brown fans honoring the good father of go-go in -- the godfather of go-go in a place that could not be more fitting. good morning, welcome to "news4 today," i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. 6:00 a.m. straight up, 3 degrees outside our studios. the sun is up, and we'll see heat gaenagain, tom, pushing th heat index into the 90s? >> a mini heat wave. this is the end of it. we'll get a nice break tomorrow. between now and then, we'll have to pay for that break in the form some strong thunderstorms that may be developing later today. not now. the latest view, we have a clear start, a beautiful morning underway. the birds are chirping so hard, they're wincing. i was just outside, and the morning is off to a pleasant start temperaturewise, too. it's a comfortable morning now. if you do absolutely have to get in your exercise, do it over the next few hours. and right now, in the 70s. we'll hold steady in the 70s throughout much of the morning. by late morning, it will be near 80. then mid 80s by noontime. during the afternoon, here's your day
things rolling on this may 29. good morning, washington. i am steve chenevey. >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. lisa baden standing by but we start with meteorologist adam caskey. temperatures will keep climbing. >> we are starting the day in the '70s, on our way to nearly 90 this afternoon with humidity. you will feel that first thing today when. you step when it will get run out in the thundershowers later on today. expect downpours and localized heavy rain. not everybody will see the downpours, but we will have chareas of heavy showers. it is 73 degrees right now in arlington, 72 in suitland and leesburg, 69 in hamilton, virginia 71 in waldorf, 69 in culpeper. widespread showers and thunderstorms later on today with localized downpours. some of the first few storms could started around lunchtime west of interstate 81. how does it look so far in the commute? >> we will talk to lisa in a moment. in northern italy there was a 5.8 magnitude quake that shook the region. italian media reports at least eight people died. some survivors are still buried in the rubble.
dcs howard theatre where today the public viewing for music legend chuck brown will be held. >> throughout the day, thousands of fans are expected to come out and honor the god father of go go. melanie alnwick is live with details. >> good morning tony. street closures around the area are going to begin in two and a half hours once rush hour subsides, 9:30 a.m. we will start to see more and more of the streets here around the howard starting to get locked off and we will begin -- blocked off and we will he bin to see more fans -- begin to see more fans arrive. the family will arrive at 9:00 a.m. and going in a side door toward the back. around 10:00 a.m. members of chuck brown's band will also arrive. the casket carrying chuck brown and the hearse carrying that casket arrived 6:00 a.m. this morning. it was in a cream white hearse they came around to the side door. i was thinking about sort of like that is where chuck brown would have come when he was performing they are coming in through the side door. so sort of not exactly though the entrance that most people here would ha
: and as author toni morrison is awarded the presidential medal of freedom today, jeffrey brown talks with her about her latest novel "home", set in america in the 1950s. >> there was something going on in the country, that really became the sea, and the little green shoots that became the civil rights movement, and the anti-vietnam war movement. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> growing up in arctic norway, everybody took fish oil to stay healthy. when i moved to the united states almost 30 years ago, i could not find an omega-3 fish oil that worked for me. i became inspired to bring a new definition of fish oil quality to the world. today, nordic naturals is working to fulfill our mission of bringing omega-3s to everyone, because we believe omega-3s are essential to life. >> at&t >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possib
brown. look forward to that. we're going to begin with that severe weather, including tropical storm beryl. really putting a damper on the holiday plans of millions of americans. the weather channel's mike seidel is in jacksonville beach, florida, this morning. mike, good morning to you. >> and good morning, savannah, from triple digit heat in parts of the midwest to the hottest may weather on record in that part of the country to the second tropical storm of the season, four days before the official start of the hurricane season, millions of americans are enduring some extreme weather this holiday weekend. with maximum sustained winds just below hurricane force, tropical storm beryl made landfall just after midnight near jacksonville, florida, where city officials canceled all outdoor memorial day events. >> everything is going to be shut down. we're really preparing for this tropical storm, and it's all about safety. we want people safe through this storm. >> reporter: from florida to south carolina, the tropical storm has whipped up the surf. creating dangerous rip currents. dozen
of james rupert murdoch, from that point of course there is no evidence the jury meeting with mr. brown. is that fair? you did say your list may not be complete in relation to mr. brown. >> i know my list is not complete. i am not sure. i'm sure tony blair had to release the formal and informal meetings and i'm pretty sure if they have, there will be meetings at downing street with mr. brown from that. in may, right up until september. i don't know how many there are. >> the topic of conversation on the third of may 2009 to remember any specific events. did it cover political issues? >> it was done in general terms. there were people at the lunch, but again late 2009, i'm not quite sure that my memory is correct, but i am pretty sure the european constitution debate what shall we say at large as well as afghanistan at the time. so they may have been two of the issues. >> we know on the ninth of september 2009, mr. james murdoch called mr. cameron is the drink of the george that "the sun" was support the conservative party in the next election and the headline was on the front page. i th
. >> reporter: according to federal authorities, sulaimon brown was not lying when he said members of gray's campaign paid him to stay in the race. brown has always said the mayor knew about it. the mayor has always denied it. >> i think i'll just stay with what i said before. there's obviously a continuing investigation and has been for months. i've said pretty much the same thing for months. >> reporter: wednesday gray's campaign worker howard brooks was charged with making a false statement to the fbi when he said he never gave money to sulaimon brown's campaign. we went to brooks' silver spring home seeking comment, but no one answered the door. before he was charged this morning council member mary cheh who led an investigation into wrongdoing talked about howard brooks. >> that led us to allegations by mr. brown and we made a conclusion, a number of conclusions in that report, that money was paid by howard brooks, someone who took the fifth amendment and wouldn't testify before us. >> reporter: sources believe just like thomas gore who pleaded guilty yesterday howard brooks is also
to be ted kennedy's senate seat. scott brown of massachusetts has taken more money than any other senator from the securities and investments sector, he has taken more money than any other senator from the venture capital sector. he's taken more money than any other senator from the private equity and investment firms. he's taken more money from the hedge fund industry. hold on. this guy isn't even from new york. nope. wall street has a guy on the inside. his name is scott brown. he's running for office in massachusetts. in the first quarter of this year, the city of which he received more itemized donations than any other place is new york city, which is not in massachusetts. they call him one of wall street's favorite congressmen for a reason. actually they call him that for two reasons. you might remember what scott brown did when they were first writing the wall street rules. you remember his specific contribution? they thought there was going to be $19 billion in implementation costs for the new rules. hmm. who should pay for the $19 billion in implementation costs after the wall str
the money orders that the gray campaign paid to sulaimon brown. who was then running for mayor. >> these charges come out when the mayor and others are in las vegas at a retail convention. it's hard to get to them for reaction, but this is big. it's that obstruction of justice charge that could send him to prison. >> d.c. mayor had insisted from the beginning after winning the election in 2010 that he did nothing wrong. >> first of all, we never authorized any of that. >> federal prosecutors are convinced there was a lot going wrong that unseated mayor, adrian fenty. >> after people engaged in wrong doing, they need to be held accountable. >> suleiman brown had claimed he was promised a job in the gray administration and his campaign had been given money orders to help him stay in the race to criticize the incumbent. brown got the job, but was eventually fired. >> vincent gray's campaign specifically, mayor vincent gray, gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses, and attack then mayor fenty during the 2010 mayoral race. >> th
. >>> thousands of fans said their final good-byes to go-go legend chuck brown. his familiar hi held a public viewing at the howard theater yesterday where brown was scheduled to play his next gig before he died on may 16th. huge crowds turned out throughout the day to pay their respects to the d.c. musician. severe rain though forced officials to end the viewing earlier than scheduled. the fans got kind of angry so d.c. police reopened the door. >>> we know of performers and speakers who ill be part of tomorrow's public memorial service tomorrow at the convention center. they include donnie similar ton, ladivi. big g. dougie fresh, mike epps and raheem devon and a special performance by the chuck brown band. >>> today, kenyan mcduffie will be sworn into his ward five seat. he won a special election earlier this month to replace harry thomas, jr. thomas resigned the ward 5 seat back in january just days before he pleaded guilty to embezzling city funds for personal use. mcduffie will serve the remainder of thomas' term which runs through 2014. >>> you've heard his name mentioned as a potentia
the possibility of parole. he will be going to prison for the rest of his life. for the murder of trooper brown, who was killed in june of 2010. now there are a couple of other details that came out here as they were doing the sentencing. first of all, it came out that the reason that this man was thrown out of an appleby's in june of 2010 was because he had apparently urinated on another one of the customer there is and was being disruptive. well he was thrown out. today, we heard from trooper brown's -- partner, who said that when he came out of the bar, trooper brown decided that this man did not need to be arrested, but should be let go and given a second chance. and this is something that the prosecutor spoke about. that even after given a second chance, that the man came back and then shot and killed the trooper. and yes, now he will be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. prince george's state's attorney angela brooks spoke about the sentencing today and we also heard from his partner, carl peoples. this is the trooper who held trooper brown as he died. >> the trooper bro
donna summer. >> the d.c. area also honors the godfather of go-go chuck brown. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we start with the stunning news today the death of another popular singer disco queen donna summer died this morning. >> summer defined a genre. she had 19 number one dance hits including bad girls. she was just 63 years old. access hollywood's billy bush joins us live from california. another sad day in the music world. >> sure is. that is second only to madonna, that stat. it would be irresponsible to throw a '70s party without back-to-back donna summer. she died in florida in her home, 63 years old. it's reported it was lung cancer but that is not confirmed. also reported it is because of breathing the air after 9/11. that is not confirmed. but we celebrate the life of donna. neil bogard who founded her in the mid 70s from casablanca records launched her in europe. she was a giant hit in europe. nothing in the states for a while until finally record executives realized her records were selling all over the place. she was an undergr
for fans of the god father of go go. a public memorial is being held for chuck brown. >>> this will not just be a somber event it will include the songs and sounds that made him a music legend. melanie alnwick is live outside the dc convention center with more on what is to come. good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison. as we have been talking about, chuck brown's performances were legendary. the send off to him has been nothing less. thousands are expected to come here to the washington convention sent tore get a seat for today's -- center, to get a seat for today's musical tribute and memorial service. one people say will be quite the party. chuck brown created a style washingtonians have been proud to call their own one many contemporary musicians incorporated into their sound. notables from gospel, jazz. soul, and r&b will send off the god father of go go in a macer he would be proud of. he died may 1st, from complications of pneumonia. fans respected the man as well adds the musician a guy who would arrange his performance schedule to make sure he could s
you want to fried chicken bites so golden brown. pity another poor mother her catfish, mango shake shook every wrchlt the little girl on the straw never blinked channelling opiuman cesters through the ecstasy of fruit sures. this is us at farmer's market. brother too complicate who had offers an arm for her and me. a chain of chins along his shoulders. where have you been and why has it taken you so long to come back? >> the piece dedicated to my foster father and cousin on my adopted side. 1, daddy. old crow, jack dan jells understood my father mouthfuls at a time. jim beam and old forester where uncles rolled up in the sufficiented hennesy take it's first breath and hound dog laughter and dominos falling like hail on the dining table. relatives existed through stories and memory ease in like zombies on ropes of camel smoke and demand a texas holdum. no wonder they call it spirits. spirits vad my father with cower vas yea. spirits made him burn rubber screaming in the driveway. the marianet and tongue were skillets at mid night. i wouldn't see his ass again until the next afterno
and gave it to then mayoral candidate suleman brown. they say the plan was to pay brown to stay in the race and verbally attack then mayor adrian fenty. prosecutors say gore would take out money orders. then brooks would put false names on them and hand them over to sulaimon brown. the money orders had a total value of more than $2,000. brooks said he had been instructed to give the money to brown, but it's unclear who instructed him to do so. his attorney, former prince george's county state's attorney glenn ivey, says brooks regrets what he did. >> he realized it was time to accept responsibility for what he'd done. he realized he'd made a very serious mistake in the way he'd gone about handling this initially and he wanted to get it back on the right track. >> u.s. attorney ronald machen wouldn't say if anyone else is involved, only that the investigation continues and that it is important the truth come out. >> the underlying charges go to the very heart of our electoral system. we need to have a fair and honest system of elections and obviously mr. brooks along with others violated tha
in the south before the brown decision, and everybody who thinks that eisenhower was anti-brown really haven't done their homework, and you mentioned about my book. my book is not an opinion piece. there's not a phrase in it that's not rooted in a document or in compelling circumstantial evidence. that doesn't mean there isn't argument that can be had about motivation, but there's some things facts that aren't hidden hand facts as the phrase has become, supreme court appointments. eisenhower refused to appoint judges to federal courts who were known segregationists, refused to do that. john f. kennedy when he came in appointed those right and left, and i have to say to you, folks, i have a son named for jfk, if you want to know where i come from, okay? and, you know, it's going -- i have fun handing in the program, but, you know, facts are facts, so eisenhower did a lot. he didn't do some things that people would have liked to have seen him do, but we'll get back to little rock, because i don't want to preempt ernie talking about that, but little rock is the tip of the iceberg when it comes
. so good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin overseas this morning. for the second time in just over a week northern italy has been rocked by an earthquake. it was 5.8 north of the city of bolog bologna. there are reports some buildings collapsed but no reports of injuries. nine days ago a quake killed seven people damaging hundreds of buildings. >>> texas primary voters are all but sure to give romney enough delegates to assure the republican presidential nomination. he's been campaigning for weeks attacking president obama and romney is back on the campaign trail today. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning with more. >>> romney is right on the brink of clinching that nomination in texas. we'll do it for him today. meanwhile he used memoir yeah day to promise he'll maintain the strongest military in the world just as the president planned to downsize it. after months of primaries and caucuses, romney will likely pass the 1, 144 delegates needed when texas voters go to the p l polls. the former massachusetts governor returns to the campaign trail after appearing
. >> the public gets a chance to say goodbye this week to d.c. musical legend chuck brown. today a public hearing for the "godfather of go-go will be held at the howard theater in d.c. jummy olabanji is live in northwest with a look ahead. >> good morning. we are outside the howard theatre. even at this early morning hours, preparations are underway. you can see crews are putting up several dozen of those steel grates that will be the line for people waiting to see chuck brown. he died last week after suffering from pneumonia. he was 75 years old. the public viewing will take place today at the howard theatre beginning at 11:00 this morning. that will go until 10:00 tonight. everyone is invited. members of his family will be here as well as his band mates. and city dignitaries including d.c. mayor vincent gray. on thursday, that's when there will be a public memorial service. that will be held at the d.c. convention center from noon until 3:00. that is expected to be a heavily attended event as well. just a reminder for anyone wanting to come out, here this out d.c. police have this area blocked
. it is available at the back of the auditorium this afternoon. it is called blood ties and brown liquor. and he is also been the finalist for the 2006 poetry prize. please, join me in welcoming mr. sean hill. [applause]. >> i want to read from blood and brown liquor today. this book is about my home town in georgia. it's also where [inaudible] is from. and i started researching the history of [inaudible] and sort of fell into the history of black people there because it was not taught in school. so -- in order to write about the history i had to invent a character to explore this history. the character's name is si loss wright. >> first poem i will read is titled silos write at age 71914. it's about silos follows a fishing riggel in the shallows. he describes the line in his tablet as much pride in that line as a man and his son. he giggles and goes on. the next letters come easy. with this he will have more than a mark to bind. rambling across the page again and again in messy rows along it flows until he goes off the page's edge. he smiles. he's surprised to hear when his mouth opens. that'
will talk about chuck brown and a few minutes but in the meantime a program helping veterans out. a big ride from washington to virginia beach, a six-day trek memorial day challenge. it is not just a one-time event but part of an ongoing effort that helps keep veterans and engaged with hearing -- healing and rehabilitation. the district gears up to remember chuck brown at the howard theater in northwest washington, starts at 11:00 a.m. in the morning and goes until 10:00 at night and then and memorial service at the washington convention center thursday from noon until 3:00 p.m. chuck brown died may 16 at the age of 75. a near tragedy in the skies for an 80-year-old woman on her first skydive. something went terribly wrong from the minute the woman jumped from the airplane. fortunately she is alive and talking about the ordeal. you can see her out of her harness. it was all caught on video. dan harris has the story. >> it starts out as a charming little tale about an 80-year old celebrating her birthday with her inaugural skydive. >> i just turned 80. >> happy birthday. >> but when they wer
paid suleman brown, a minor mayoral candidate, who claims the campaign paid him to attack then-mayor fenty. he funneled at least $2,800 it brown. >>> today george allen will try to solidify his spot as gop front-runner for virginia's open senate seat in the final debate. the former governor will try to beat out three other contenders in the june 12 primary. allen is trying to win back the seat he lost to jim webb six weeks ago. he will face former governor tim kaine, running unopposed. >>> how much of an impact is president obama having on efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in maryland? check out the results of a new public policy poll. according to the poll, 57% of likely voters in maryland say they'll vote in favor of same-sex marriage if the issue makes it on to november's ballot. 37% of likely voter say they're against making the marriages legal. that's 20% -- 20-point margin was just 12 points in march. pollsters say the shift was almost entirely due to a change in attitude by african-american voters. >>> maryland lawmakers may have to wait until next year to decide whe
brown. >> come on, d.c.! >> a lively public memorial for the godfather of go-go has just wrapped up at the d.c. convention center this afternoon. brown died may 16th at the age of 75. today city leaders talked about naming a day, a park, and a hall of fame in his honor. noting how his blend of percussian, funk, and call-in response lyrics helped define d.c.'s culture. brown's brothers say it wasn't just his music but his character that meant so much to his fans. >> chuck showed a lot of humility and love and cared for people in need. he took the time to sign autographs and embrace those who just wanted to say hello. >> news 4's derrick ward will have more on today's service and plans to honor chuck brown's legacy coming up at 5:00. >>> a breast feeding awareness campaign in washington state is sparking both applause and outrage. we should warn you we are going to show you some images that could be a bit revealing. the online campaign features a photo of two women in the air force breast feeding their babies. they're doing it in uniform. the air force did not approve this photo and s
, bobby brown's first interview since the death of his ex-wife whitney houston. >> fans, people who say they were close to whitney, say her life went downhill when she met bobby brown. how do you respond to that? >> his answer in a raw and revealing interview with matt. >>> and feeling the heat. a mother charged with child endangerment for taking her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning booth. but she claims it's all a big misunderstanding "today," but she claims it's all a big misunderstanding "today," wednesday, may 2nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> good morning, everybody, i'm savannah guthrie. matt is on assignment. and this morning u.s. officials are casting doubt on the taliban's claim that those suicide bombings were tied to president obama's visit, saying it would be hard to pull together a complex attack on such short notice. >> the president used his trip on the one-year anniversary of the death of osama bin laden to outline the future role of the u.s. military in afghanistan. in a speec
, trooper wesley brown, was just 24 years old when he was shot to death at an applebee's restaurant in forestville. he was working security when he ordered cyril williams to leave for being drunk and disorderly. williams left but came back and gunned down trooper brown. fox 5's john henrehan has the story. >> reporter: in the early morning hours of june 11th, 2010, the applebee's restaurant in forestville, maryland, was crowded. two off-duty lawmen were working security when managers complained that this man cyril williams urinated while standing at the bar. this security video shows the two lawmen conducting williams outside the restaurant. cyril william drove away, then came back. when 24-year-old state trooper wesley brown stepped outside the restaurant door to take a phone call, he was cut down by gunfire. >> to have someone, anyone to die around you but have a partner of yours who you cared for that cared for everyone else take his last breath from your arms is something you can't comment about how you feel about that, something you carry with you all the time. >> reporter: i
interview matt had this morning. >> a couple good ones lately. >> interesting week. with bobby brown. i've only seen the manic side of the bobby brown. this was a very different -- >> it was a really revealing side. a lot of people knew him either as whitney's husband or that crazy reality show "being bobby brown." this was much more -- well, why don't you watch the interview with matt. >> why do you think you got the blame? i was reading some blogs after her death. one said bobby brown killed whitney. not in a literal way but in a figurative way. another said bobby brown is responsible for getting her hooked on drugs. >> no. >> everyone seems to point the finger at you. >> no. >> and they say whitney was more of an innocent victim in this. >> no, that's not true. i didn't get high before i met whitney. >> on narcotics. >> on narcotics, no. no. i -- i smoked weed. i drank beer. but, no. i wasn't the one that got whitney on drugs. >> so this was a part of her life before -- >> way before, yes. >> -- you and she got together. >> way before. >> did you talk about it? did you worry about it
in idaho, the brown family was suddenly able to get a signal on their cell phone and call 911. >> i'm on an airplane and i crashed, and i'm in the mountains. >> reporter: it was saturday night. california fire captain brian brown's cessna had crashed. on board brown's wife and daughter heather. >> where are you at, hon? >> i'm 29 miles east or west of mountain home, idaho. i need you to send a search party please. >> i'll tell you, when the dispatcher answered the phone, and we were able to tell them, you know, we crashed our plane, we need someone to find us, it was the strongest moment of hope, you know, that there was definite hope that we were going to get out of there. >> reporter: fighting whiteout conditions, six foot snow drifts and 60 degree slopes, it took almost 15 hours for rescuers to reach the crash site. the browns had been flying from california to idaho to see their other daughter tabitha when the plane stalled. >> we actually were dressed for the summer and we were out there in the freezing temperatures. we were dealing with that on top of all the other injuries th
.c. region is paying tribute to d.c. music legend chuck brown today. the crowds lined up for a public viewing. the line is so long, they stretch down the block and around the corner. fox 5s karen gray houston is at the viewing tonight in northwest. karen? >> reporter: this is exciting here. what you see happening here, it's kind of a picture block party, a fitting tribute to the father of go go and can you get your chuck brown f-shirts there and there is that long line, a spillover for fans who went earlier to pay their tribute and some are full of emotions, remembering chuck brown as they remembered him n a wide bridge hat, dressed as he would be if he was on stage. in this outpouring of support is a collective thank you from the nation's capitol and that is from the young. especially from some older followers, people who remember when it was on top of the r&b singles chart in 1979. some coming to say farewell including official washington, the mayor, and members of the d.c. council. >> from the very beginning, we hit it off as two individual whoops on the hard way, you know and chuck was in
. we'll see you starting at 7:00. >> we'll be watching. >>> the public viewing of chuck brown had to be cut short last night. police cleared the crowd around 8:30. they didn't want anyone to get hurt in the storms which moved through. thousands of people visited howard theatre tuesday to pay their respects to the godfather of go go music. brown died two weeks ago. he was 75. the scene resembled a street party, something people say brown really would have enjoyed. >> a great man that brought the city together through music. >> rest in peace, chuck. we love you. it will never be the same without you. ♪ feel like busting loose >> can't not love that music when it comes on. there will will be a public service for chuck brown tomorrow. doors open at 10:00 and the memorial begins at noon. >>> a police officer from the town of culpeper, virginia has been indicted on murder charges. >> prosecutors say he's to blame for the shooting death of patricia cook earlier this year and they say this was no accident. >> delia goncalves is live in our satellite center with both sides of this story.
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